Cannes: Rebecca Hall to Star in Mystery 'State Like Sleep'

Rebecca Hall

Michael Shannon and Ben Foster also star in the film written and to be directed by Meredith Danluck.

Rebecca Hall, Michael Shannon and Ben Foster are set to star in the mystery State Like Sleep, written by and to be helmed by visual artist/director Meredith Danluck (North of South, West of East).

Eddie Vaisman (Big Sur, In a World …) is producing the film, which will start shooting in July.

Fortitude International is introducing the project to foreign buyers at the Cannes film market. ICM Partners, which represents Danluck, packaged the film and will handle domestic rights.

When her celebrity husband commits suicide, a woman (Hall) struggles with the truth to unanswered questions surrounding his double life.

“Meredith has written a powerful and mesmerizing script, filled with rich and complex characters and Eddie has brought together an impressive all-star cast to bring this story alive. We are elated to share this project with our buyers,” Fortitude International co-founder Nadine de Barros said.

De Barros will be shopping the project with her sales team, which includes vp international Katie Irwin and director international sales and marketing Samantha Peel. The company already has a full Cannes slate, with such titles as the soccer-themed Robin Friday; the Nicolas Cage starrer The Runner; the Penelope Cruz-Diane Kruger vehicle This Man, This Woman; and Barton & Charlie, which will be directed by and star Rupert Friend.

Hall, whose credits include Ben Affleck's The Town, Ron Howard’s Frost/Nixon and Iron Man 3, is about to begin shooting Steven Spielberg’s The BFG.

Shannon (Man of Steel, Take Shelter) was an Oscar nominee for his supporting role in Sam MendesRevolutionary Road.

Foster, who tackles fallen sports hero Lance Armstrong in the upcoming biopic Icon, also has appeared in X-Men: The Last Stand, The Messenger and Lone Survivor.

Hall is repped by WME and Julian Belfrage Associates in the U.K. Shannon is handled by CAA, Wetzel Entertainment and attorney David Krintzman of Morris Yorn. UTA represents Foster.

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